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General Wade's Military Road, Crieff to Aberfeldy
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Occumster Fishing Station

Start location: (ND 265 356)
End location: (ND 263 355)
Geographical area: Caithness
Path Type: Trade Route
Path distance: 0.3km
Accessibility info: Suitable for pedestrians

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Route Description

There is no path to this old station and so visitors must make their own way across fields to the station, which is located at ND 264 353.

OS Landranger sheet 11 (Thurso & Dunbeath)

Heritage Information

This is an old track leading to the remains of an abandoned fishing station at Occumster. The fishing stations were where the Herring boats brought home their catch to be processed. The herring industry was huge in Scotland and gave a lot of jobs to people who had recently been cleared from their homes.

Ocumster seems to have been an important harbour at one time.

 

 

 



 

 

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